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Wildlife 101: Diamondback Terrapins with Dr. Mark Outerbridge

We're continuing our Wildlife 101 series with a look at the Diamondback Terrapin. We spoke with expert, Mark Outerbridge of the Department of Conservation Services to find out what it is that makes the Diamondback Terrapin so special to Bermuda.   What is the latin name for the Diamondback Terrapin? Malaclemys terrapin. Diamondback terrapins belong to the Family Emydidae, a large and diverse group of reptiles collectively known as ‘pond turtles’. Seven subspecies of diamondback terrapin are currently recognized; Northern di...


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Wildlife 101: Whistling Frogs with Dr. Jamie Bacon

We're continuing our Wildlife 101 series with a look at the whistling frog. We spoke with Dr. Jamie Bacon of the Bermuda Zoological Society to find out what it is that makes the whistling frog so unique.   What is the Latin name for a...


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Three Wonderful Winter Walks

Fort Scaur Park Forts still have their uses - for walks and picnics rather than for shooting canons or guns on disappearing carriages. Because they were built to protect the island from enemies, they sit atop hills and therefore have amazing ...


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A Halo of Hope

Under the auspices of the Pew Environment Group, Bermuda leads the world in initiating an important marine reserve within the outer boundaries of our waters. Bermuda sits within a very special part of the world’s oceans, the Sargasso Sea. T...


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Spring Flowers

Taking a moment to savour Bermuda’s natural beauty...     I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet     Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the ...

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Springtime Celebrations in Full Swing!

Spring is clearly on the way as the weather gets warmer and sunshine comes out to play and for that, we're ready to celebrate! Here are a few fun ways to spark some springtime celebrations of your own, none without good reason, of course! &nb...